How to Tie John Popplewell’s Stingray Rig

by David Proudfoot

This stingray rig is designed to fish a large ragworm bait for stingray, the 1/0 hooks may seem on the small side but the stingray has a comparatively small mouth for its size.

By using pennel rigged hooks the worm bait is attractively presented rather than sliding down the hook in to a blob.

Stingray Rig Components

Main Body

2 x 3mm Beads

1 x Swivel

1 x Breakaway Perfect Pulley

1 x Lead Link

Approx. 800mm length 80lb BS Ultima Powerflex main body


1 x 800mm length 30lb BS Ultima Memor-X snood

1 x Pennel Rig with 1/0 Kamasan B940 hooks

John with a 45lb stingray


The Rig Body

  1. Using the main body trace line and tie on the lead link followed by a swivel.
  2. Thread on the Breakaway Perfect Pulley.
  3. Thread on the second bead and tie the swivel to the free end.
  4. Tie the snood to the swivel at the end of the of the trace body and attach either pennel rigged hooks or a single hook.

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John Popplewell's stingray rig

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